The authorities of the University of Ilorin Kwara State disclosed that despite the disruption COVID-19 pandemic brought to educational institutions in the country, five students of the institution made distinctions while another 180 students made first class during the 2019/2020 academic session.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Sulyam Age Abdulkareem, who disclosed this in Ilorin during a press conference to herald the activities planned for the 36th convocation ceremonies of the institution, also said about 10,922 students would convoke at the ceremony.
He said: “In the First Degree/Diploma category, we have 180 First Class; 2,836 Second Class Upper Division, 4,879 Second Class Lower Division, 1,110 Third Class and 14 Pass.
“We also have 140 MBBS graduands; 46 graduands in Nursing, five graduands with distinction and 16 with pass in Optometry; six graduands with distinction and 49 with pass in Pharmacy, while 37 graduated in Veterinary Medicine.
“Furthermore, a total of 20 graduands are obtaining Diploma from the Institute of Education.
“For emphasis, the total number of higher degrees to be awarded at this occasion is 1,584. This figure comprises 142 Postgraduate Diplomas, 1,142 Masters from various faculties, 113 MBA/MPA/MILR/MGIS/MPH/MHPM, and 187 PhDs.”